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Name: HMS Abastor
Commissioned: 1 November 1943[1]
Decommissioned: 17 October 1945[1]
Fate: Decommissioned and closed down[1]
General characteristics
Class and type: Stone frigate

HMS Abastor was a Royal Navy training establishment involved in the planning of PLUTO, the undersea pipeline that supplied the allied troops with fuel during the liberation of Europe in 1944.[1] It was situated at Tilbury, in Essex.[1] There was another PLUTO training establishment under the name HMS Abatos at Woolston, Southampton. [1]

Abastor's nominal depot ship was NAB Interlude (43627), a Naval Auxiliary Boat which took the form of a petrol-driven harbour launch.[1] It was in service as a depot ship from 1 November 1943 through until July 1945, when it was transferred back to being a harbour launch. [1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Warlow, Ben (2000). Shore Establishments of the Royal Navy. Maritime Books. p. 12. ISBN 978-0-907771-74-6.